202: Radical Empathy: International Students and Inclusion

    Presenters: Laura Ewing (CAS-Literature/Writing Studies) & Adam Greenberg (CAS-Literature/Writing Studies) 

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    Time: 11:20 AM – 12:35 PM

    Session Description  

    In this session, we will engage in personal reflection, via a brief writing prompt, on the unique challenges faced by international students. Participants will learn to design and implement inclusive assessment strategies, including what it means to take a “translingual approach” to grading (Horner et al., 2011), to implement labor-based grading strategies, and to provide empathetic feedback. We will also introduce strategies for composing syllabi with empathetic policies that take a “difference-as-resource” stance (Canagarajah, 2002), as well as how to differentiate international students’ needs in the classroom. Additional strategies discussed will include designing visual lecture and discussion tools, as well as fostering group work. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Design and implement inclusive assessment strategies
    • Compose a syllabus incorporating empathetic policies
    • Differentiate the needs of international students in the classroom

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